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USGS 01447780 Francis E. Walter Reservoir near White Haven, PA


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LOCATION.--Lat 41`06'45", long 75`43'15", Luzerne County, Hydrologic Unit 02040106, at dam on Lehigh River, 2,200 ft downstream from Bear Creek, and 5.0 mi northeast of White Haven
DRAINAGE AREA.--289 square miles.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--February 1961 to current year.
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder, crest-stage, and heated tipping bucket precipitation gage. Datum of gage is U.S. Army Corps of Engineers local project datum. Satellite and landline telemetry at station.
REMARKS.--Reservoir is formed by an earthfill embankment covered with a rock shell, with concrete spillway at elevation 1,450.0 ft. Storage began Feb. 17, 1961; reservoir first reached conservation pool in June 1961. Total capacity (elevation 1,450.0 ft) is 110,700 acre-ft of which 108,700 acre-ft is controlled storage above elevation 1,300.0 ft, (conservation pool). Dead storage is 2,000 acre-ft. Flow regulated by three gates and low-flow by-pass system. Reservoir is used for flood control and recreation.
COOPERATION.--Funding for this station provided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District.
The 30-minute precipitation data for this station are temporary and will only be displayed for 120 days. Time series of 1-hour or cumulative daily values will NOT be available for retrieval following the 120-day display period. Although the instrumentation is calibrated at least once a year, the temporary classification means that documented routine inspections and other quality assurance measures are not performed that would make the data acceptable for archival, retrieval, or future use in general scientific or interpretive studies.
This station managed by the PAWSC Williamsport Field Office.

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All 2 Available Parameters for this site
00045 Precipitation 2019-05-19  2019-09-16
00062 Elevation, reservoir 2007-10-01  2019-09-16

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Elevation of reservoir water surface above datum, feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 1343.06 09-16-2019   00:15 EDT
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